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Dirk K.

13 Reviews
5 Repeat Guests
$20/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Pet Requirements

  • 1-20 lbs
  • 20-40 lbs
  • 40-80 lbs
  • 80+ lbs
All Ages OK

Dirk's Apartment

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Pets allowed on furniture
Air-conditioned inside
Smoke-free home

About Dirk

16 Years Experience Caring For Dogs
Hi there!

I am a Cincinnati realtor that works from home, runs an Airbnb and loves dogs. I have owned raised and trained 2 Labrador Retrievers who have passed away, and 2 Doberman Pinschers who now live with my mother. Ironically I do not currently have a dog living with me so that I can have freedom to travel without worrying about finding a sitter. But I miss having a furry ball of joy around the house. I occasionally dog sit for my mother and for a friend in the military when they are away. I live in the city, and can walk everywhere I normally go with a dog. Findlay Market, Washington Park Dog Park, multiple out door festivals, and my favorite bar "Neons" (which allows dogs) are all walking distance from my place, as is all of OTR. I dont have a yard, but I havent ever needed one. My neighbor allows visiting dogs to use his yard to play, and closest park is 2 blocks away! I am new to this site, but very experienced with dogs. I have personally trained, bread, and shown dogs past the advanced level, and I have read and follow the techniques of Caesar Milan. I would love to meet your dog and give them the attention we all know they need while you are away!
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Can administer oral medicine
Post-surgical pets
Special Needs Accommodated
  • Pets that require medicine
  • Separation anxiety
  • Pets recovering from surgery
  • Leash Pulling
  • Advanced senior issues

Dirk K.

13 Reviews
5 Repeat Guests
$20/night
Other Sitters Nearby
  • 1 day notice required for bookings
  • Responds within 3 hours
  • Cancellation Policy:
    Flexible

Availability

  • Available
  • Unavailable
  • 1 Spot Left
  • Booked
  • Last updated March 21, 2017

Credentials

Background Checked
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Premium Pet Insurance, 24/7 Customer Support and Daily Photo Updates!

Services & Rates

Boarding Overnight At Dirk's Home
$20 /night
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/night
  • Dogs may be unsupervised for 2 - 4 hours/day
  • 5+ potty breaks/day
  • 3+ walks/day
  • Pets can sleep wherever they want
Daycare At Dirk's Home
$15 /day
  • Watches up to 4 dogs/day
Dog Walking
$15 /half-hour
$25 /hour
  • Willing to travel 8 miles
Check-ins
$20 /visit
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
Training
$20 /hour
Baths
$15 /bath
Pick-Up/Drop-Off
$10 each way
  • Willing to travel 25 miles
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13 Reviews
Thanks Dirk for your flexibility, meeting us prior, sending photos, and taking care of our pooch.
I'm giving two stars because I believe he tried, but Dirk's place just isn't a good home for a dog. Murray has had an extremely upset stomach for the past three days since we picked him up.

When we dropped Murray off, there were a bunch of guys past three days since we picked him up.

When we dropped Murray off, there were a bunch of guys hanging out in Dirk's living room. My girlfriend noticed a hole in the wall that looked like someone had put their fist through it. I wasn't confident that Dirk was listening to my instructions, and I had to repeat a few things multiple times.

Dirk called on the first night of the stay to let me know that Murray had not been eating, and he wanted to take Murray to his Mom's house to play with her two dogs. I agreed, but the next morning we decided we would prefer to just pick Murray up early. I sent Dirk a message through the DogVacay app, but he didn't respond for about 8 hours. When he responded, he let me know he was in the suburbs watching a TV show, and if he were to return to his place with Murray it wouldn't be until after 11:00 at night.

He returned Murray's Petmate water dispenser, but when I got home I realized it's missing a crucial part. Now I have to replace the dispenser.

This stay cost me extra money and caused stress for both me and the dog.
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Dirk had my dogs for nearly 2 weeks. He kept me updated with constant messages and pictures, I think they had more fun with him than they do at my house. Thank you for taking care my kids.
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